Discover all the different careers Opportunity Village has to offer with this series of in-depth profession overviews. 

Meet Julee P., Mail Center Technician

In this series of "Day in the Life of ____", we will be highlighting the various professions Opportunity Village has to offer. This feature is focused on the role of Mail Center Technician for the Opportunity Village Print Pals and Mail Masters Divisions.

What led you to OV/your current position? 

I came to OV in May of 2011. I started out in the Employment Resource Center (ERC) as an Activities Coordinator. In 2013 the opportunity came up in the Mail Center! This was my forte, with a printing and mailing background of over 15 years.  I am now the Mail Center Supervisor and located at the Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus.

What does a typical day look like for you and what is the most exciting part of your job?

We print and manufacture various pin-back buttons for casino promotions, political parties, and large organizations, and still take the time for small custom orders. I love showing the mailing process to our individuals! Whether it be a 10,000-piece job or a few hundred, the standards of the United States Post Office are strict. A few have mastered the process and can complete with no additional assistance needed! Learning to operate one of the button assembly machines is a unique skill. It requires patience, standing, and concentration all at once. I have several individuals that look forward to the task with joy. I can truly say this is the only job I’ve had where I love coming to work! I enjoy interacting with our individuals and the work I do here in the Mail center.

What is your favorite thing to do when you're not working? 

One of my favorite activities outside of work is color penciling, playing with my 2 doggies, and plants! I also have 5 grandchildren and love to visit when I can.

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